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Mena Police Department: February 1-8, 2015

February 1, 2015

No reports filed.

February 2, 2015 

A local resident reported that someone had gained entry into his unlocked house and had taken prescription medications, several cell phones, a class ring, a scanner and at least two hunting knives. Case is pending.

Eric Thacker, 27, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful removal of a theft tracking device.

February 3, 2015

Report was taken of a verbal dispute between housemates at a local residence. Neither party wished to leave, nor did they wish to press charges. The altercation had ended when officers arrived.

February 4, 2015

Jonathan Lee Spears, 45, was charged with second degree battery and possession of schedule VI controlled substance after a call to a local residence.

A local woman reported that someone had broken into her apartment by forcing the lock on the front door. She could find nothing missing. Case is pending.

A local man reported that a weed eater had been stolen from his carport. He believes he knows who stole it, but did not wish to press charges, so the case has been closed.

February 5, 2015

A Polk County woman reported that her cell phone had been stolen while she was checking out at a local retail store. Store surveillance shows a suspect surreptitiously hiding the phone, then walking away with it. Case is pending identifying suspect and further investigation.

An employee at a local convenience store notified officers that a small baggie of a green leafy substance had fallen out of the wallet of a customer, and that the customer was unaware of having lost it. The clerk turned the evidence over to police, and it was subsequently destroyed.

February 6, 2015

No reports filed.

February 7, 2015

No reports filed.

Officers completed an additional 10 reports and worked five accidents.

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